Social Work

Special Education

Sociology

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Social Work

Department of Social Work

SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An overview of the development of social work as a profession with emphasis upon various settings in which social work is practiced. The focus is on practical experiences designed to enable the student to gain familiarity with the dynamics of the profession. Corequisite: 20 hours community service-learning.

SOWK 288. Social Welfare

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The analysis of basic human needs, problems and resources in society (America and other selected countries). The study of the development of social welfare as an institution in society. The examination of current issues in social welfare services.

SOWK 301. Workshops in Social Work

1-3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

Detailed study of a topic of interest in social work. May be repeated for credit.

SOWK 305. Social Work Research Methods

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Study of qualitative and quantitative methods in social work. Explanation of logic of scientific procedure. Formulation and design of social work research, including observation, questionnaires, interviews, use of existing sources, experiments, indirect techniques, evaluation research, analysis and interpretation of data. Publication and dissemination of results of social work research. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or SOCI 331.

SOWK 317. Introduction to Social Work Practice

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Self-awareness, analysis of worker and client value systems and an understanding of intervention are applied practically to aid students in developing skills in communication and interviewing.

SOWK 320. Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Integration and expansion of prerequisite knowledge foundation in the biological, psychological and socio-cultural sciences as they apply to individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities. Particular attention is paid to minorities of color, women, sexual orientation and cultural diversity in a pluralistic society. Prerequisites: SOCI 101/GSOCI 210, SOCI 214, GPSYC 101, GPSYC 160; and SOCI 336/SOCI 354.

SOWK/SOCI 330. Corrections

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The history, philosophy, policies and problems of the treatment of violators by the police, courts and correctional institutions.

SOWK 332. Community Mental Health Practice

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

Provides a basis for understanding mental health policy and services. Focus is on the needs of the deinstitutionalized mentally ill patient including psychosocial treatment and case management services. Outpatient services for the general public are also covered. Course contains a community service-learning component.

SOWK 335. Social Policy

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Study of the formulation and consequences of social policy in the context of contemporary social, political and economic conditions. Skill development in policy analysis, critique and change. Prerequisites: SOWK 288 and GPOSC 225 or POSC 302.

SOWK 338. Issues and Policies in Family Services

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

Examination of historical and philosophical approaches to family policy. Evolution of family-related social policies in the United States is contrasted with those of selected foreign countries with the view toward a national family policy.

SOWK 340. Violence in Families

3 credits.Offered every other fall

Examination of violence in the family, including spouse, sibling, elder and child abuse. Studies the social and cultural patterns and etiology of family violence. Examines programs and services for the abused and the abuser including shelters, support systems and counseling.

SOWK 342. Child Welfare Services

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

Study of the basic child welfare services—day care, homemakers, services to unwed parents, protective, foster care and adoption services—and the principle income maintenance programs as they affect children and their families. Analysis of legal framework and court services and such current issues as guardianship, educational and protective services.

SOWK/SOCI 348. Third World Societies: An Introduction

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

This course will provide a critical examination of Third World societies within the global system. The course will address theoretical frameworks used to analyze Third World problems. Special attention will be given to persistent problems in the areas of population, poverty, health care, housing and social welfare.

SOWK 350. Social Work Policies and Practices: A European Perspective

3 credits. Offered summer

The study of the formulation and consequences of social policy and methods of social work practices in a selected European country within the context of contemporary social, political, cultural and economic conditions. Comparisons and linkages will be made with current U.S. social polices and social work practices. Students will work with both U.S. and European social work faculty. Prerequisite: SOWK 288 or permission of the instructor.

SOWK 372. Social Work Practice with the Aged

3 credits. Offered fall

An examination of America’s response to aged Americans from a historical and current perspective. Social problems and social work skills will be examined in light of individual, group and community needs and those affected by social policies.

SOWK/FAM/GERN 375. Grant Writing for Agencies

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

A collaborative course, which emphasizes active learning, teaches basic skills on proposal writing. Students and agency representatives learn the importance of grant writing for agencies/organizations and research projects often needed to complete graduate education. There is a potential for a grant submission by the end of the semester.

SOWK/FAM 385. Acting Out Teen Theatre

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Students are trained to facilitate a semester-long, weekly theater program with 12-18 year old middle and high school students. Students analyze group dynamics, apply theory and provide program structure. The semester ends with the teen production of an original script.

SOWK/FAM 386. Acting OutREACH

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Students learn about issues currently facing teens, parents and schools. Students are trained to apply theory and function as staff for the Acting OutREACH Program. Students take issue-centered programs to alternative education and after-school programs at middle and high schools in the community.

SOWK 387. Working with Teenagers

3 credits. Offered every other fall

Survey of physical, psychological and social theories of adolescent development. Examination of service delivery issues in working with teenagers. Investigation of topical areas of particular relevance to work with adolescents including sexuality, abuse and neglect, runaways, depression and suicide and substance abuse.

SOWK 442. Social Work in Health Care

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

The impact of illness and disability on the person, family and community is studied. The social responses currently provided and those being developed are emphasized. Explores psychosocial assessment methods; prevention, crisis intervention and rehabilitation strategies; and interdisciplinary teamwork in health care.

SOWK 465. Social Work Practice in Mezzo Systems

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Application of social work values, knowledge and methods with families and small groups is emphasized. Assessment, planning intervention strategies, resource utilization and evaluation are examined. Role play and group processing are utilized. Prerequisites: SOWK 305, SOWK 317, SOWK 320, SOWK 335 and admission to the Social Work Program. Corequisites: SOWK 466 and SOWK 467.

SOWK 466. Social Work Practice in Micro Systems

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Application of social work values, knowledge and methods with individuals within the family context is emphasized. Case assessment, planning intervention strategies, resource utilization and evaluation are examined. Role play and videotaping are utilized. Prerequisites: SOWK 305, SOWK 317, SOWK 320, SOWK 335 and admission to the Social Work Program. Corequisites: SOWK 465 and SOWK467.

SOWK 467. Social Work Practice in Macro Systems

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Social work skill development and practice in the application of knowledge, skills and methods to the macro systems of professional practice including neighborhoods, communities and organizations. Prerequisites: SOWK 305, SOWK 317, SOWK 320, SOWK 335 and admission to the Social Work Program. Corequisites: SOWK 465 and SOWK 466.

SOWK 481. Social Work Field Practicum I (Block Plan)

6 credits. Offered fall and spring

Offers students an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of the basic functions, services and roles of the agency as related to actual social work practice, as well as a specific knowledge of practical intervention skills necessary to effective social work practice. The field experience is the application of knowledge and skill components drawn from previous courses. Prerequisite: Admission to the field practicum. Social work majors only. Senior Standing.

SOWK 482. Social Work Field Practicum II (Block Plan)

6 credits. Offered fall and spring

Offers students an opportunity to build upon previous field experience by having more responsibility and tasks designed to expand their practice skills in social work. Prerequisites: SOWK 481. Social work majors only.

SOWK 487. Special Topics in Social Work

3 credits. Offered on a rotating basis

Examination of selected topics of social work practice that are of current importance in the social work profession. Course may be repeated for credit.

SOWK 490. Special Studies in Social Work

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course is restricted to majors in social work. The course provides capable students an opportunity to complete independent studies under faculty supervision. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Recommendation of the instructor and permission of the department head.

SOWK 494. Senior Seminar in Social Work

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The integration of the classroom and field practicum experience that the student has had during the undergraduate years, into a synthesis, which will provide a firm foundation upon which to begin professional social work practice. Senior outcome assessment is integral to this course. Prerequisite: Social work majors only. Corequisite: Field Practicum.

SOWK 499. Honors

6 credits. Year course. Offered fall and spring

Independent research topic initiated and completed by qualified second semester junior social work majors.


Sociology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

SOCI 101. Introductory Sociology

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

Provides students with an understanding of the structure and processes of modern societies and their historical antecedents. Explores the universality of the social experience by addressing such topics as culture, socialization, social interaction, bureaucracy, norms and diversity, social inequality, social institutions, modernization, technology and social change, worldviews, values and behavior.

SOCI 102. Social Problems

3 credits

Introduces students to the study of problems of social value (e.g., environment, inequality, injustice, militarism, alienation) facing individuals and groups in complex societies. Examines problems inherent in social structure concerning the balance between individual freedom and social control.

SOCI 200. Development of Sociological Thought and Methods

4 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course is a foundation course for sociology majors. Topics will include the historical development of the discipline with an emphasis on the social and philosophical forces that influenced the development of sociology. Main sociological traditions will be introduced including the critical, naturalistic and interpretive paradigms and sociological analysis from these perspectives. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, GSOCI 210, GSOCI 240 or permission of instructor.

GSOCI 210. Social Issues in a Global Context

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An examination of current global social issues, such as industrialization, economy, work, inequality, social movements and socio-political change. Addresses questions of definition, nature, history, patterns and consequences of various issues, using sociological perspectives to examine and critique proposed social policies.

SOCI 214. Social Deviance

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

Course offers students a wide range of explanations of deviance. Topics considered are the functions, social definitions, societal reactions and political aspects of deviance as characteristic of all societies. Deviant attributes as well as acts are considered.

GSOCI 240. Individual in Society

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course explores the importance of social structure, agency and symbolic interaction in the social construction of realities. It will examine major contributors to the sociological social psychological tradition. The course will help students reflect on issues such as self, self-presentation and identity, relationships, body, inequality, citizenship, nonconformity and resistance.

SOCI 260.Sociology of Culture

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course examines sociological perspectives about values, norms, symbols, rituals and expression. Course content includes classis perspectives on the relation between culture and institutions as well as the work of contemporary anaylsts who have developed, revised and/or challenged these classic positions. Students will learn to apply these perspectives to their own analyses of culture.

SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community

3 credits

This course examines the community as a social form. Considered are its function, social definitions, formative processes, development, and systems of change. This survey may include but not be limited to examination of community studies research and community advocacy for social justice.

SOCI 276. Sociology of Families

3 credits. Offered fall

Covers the basic concepts and theories in marriage and the family; looks at basic issues in modern family life; examines changes in family functions and in the various stages of the family life cycle and discusses the future of the family in contemporary society.

SOCI/GERN 280. Social Gerontology

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of aging. The course provides an overview of issues surrounding aging in contemporary society: personal, familial, communal and societal.

SOCI 303. Sociology of Death and Dying

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

Investigation of current American orientations toward death and dying with emphasis also given to the social organization of death and dying.

SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

This course will introduce students to the central debates that currently preoccupy environmental sociology and political ecology. Emphasis is placed on the importance of sociological, historical, and cultural modes of inquiry for understanding: socio-ecological change/crisis, environmental justice/injustice, eco-technological changes, and politics of “nature.”

SOCI/ANTH 313. Processes of Social and Cultural Change

3 credits. Offered spring

Investigates the procedures through which a society operates and the manner in which it introduces and incorporates changes. Issues considered include belief, innovation, directed change, coercive change, revitalization and revolution.

SOCI 315. Science, Technology and Society

3 credits

Through an analysis of various issues, problems and case studies, this course will explore the interactions between science, technology and society. The course will examine connections of specific technologies to science, cultural values, social and economic interests and questions regarding progress.

SOCI 316. Space, Time and the Human Social Environment

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

This course will examine the impact of the configuration of space, time and social policy on social realities. Sociological critical theory will be used to analyze relationships between the physical and social environments. Prerequisite: SOCI 200.

SOCI 321. Politics in Society

3 credits

The relationship between society and politics, the nature of distribution of social power, political participation, political thought, and politics as a vehicle for social change are explored.

SOCI/REL 322. Sociology of Religion

3 credits

This course is a sociological analysis of the nature, function, and structure of religion. The course is a survey of the relationship between religion and society: the social nature of religious phenomena, the interaction between religious beliefs and practices and other arenas of secular societies, the social functions of religions, and the way religion changes and is changed by secular society.

SOCI/JUST 325. Criminology

3 credits. Offered fall

Study of the extent, causes and possible deterrents to crime including murder, assault, white-collar offenses and organized crime, with attention to the role of the victim and policy implications.

SOCI 327. Juvenile Delinquency

3 credits. Offered spring

Study of youth gangs, deviation and youth culture standards as well as the treatment used. Recent research reports will be emphasized.

SOCI/PSYC/KIN 329. Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Sport

3 credits. Offered spring

Study of the psychological and sociological implications of sport and the effect of sport on the United States and other cultures.

SOCI/SOWK 330. Corrections

3 credits. Offered spring

The history, philosophy, policies and problems of the treatment of violators by the police, courts and correctional institutions.

SOCI 331. Social Statistics

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

Introduction to the techniques for collecting, describing, analyzing and presenting sociological data.

SOCI 334. Socialization and Society

3 credits

This course examines socialization in society. Biography, narratives and socialization are examined in relation to issues of personal power, justice, culture, politics, social relations, and other social formations.

SOCI 336. Race and Ethnicity

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

This course examines the social construction of race and ethnicity around the world and how they influence social processes, institutions, change and ideology. The course will include discussions concerning the intersection of race and ethnicity with other aspects of social inequality such as class, gender, sexuality and nationality in contemporay society.

SOCI 337. Sociology of Gender

3 credits. Offered spring

Examination of theories of sex role development, the roles of men and women in society and gender as a social construction.

SOCI 339. Sociology of Women

3 credits. Offered spring

Analysis of the structural position of women in society with emphasis on institutional frameworks such as economy, family, health, religion, sexuality, crime, etc.

SOCI 341. Sociology of Education

3 credits

Examination of sociological theories and research on education, emphasizing stratification, socialization, organization and relationship between schooling, family, community and work. Focus on cross cultural approaches to education. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or permission of instructor.

SOCI 344. Work and Society

3 credits

This course examines the nature and meaning of work under various social and historical conditions. This includes such things as the relationship of work organization to life chances and personal experience, the place of work in social theory, the organization of occupations, occupational socialization and commitment, and how the nature of work changes in relation to local and global contexts.

SOCI 345. Sociology of Occupations and Professions

3 credits

This course examines the nature and structure of work roles in historical and contemporary perspectives. It includes analysis of the organization of task structures, occupational and professional organizations, the processes of professionalization and deprofessionalization, and the ways in which work roles constitute and are constituted by society.

SOCI 346. Leisure in Contemporary Society

3 credits

Sociological analysis of leisure or nonwork in contemporary society with particular emphasis upon conceptual and human problems and the potentials of leisure in a context of social change.

SOCI/SOWK 348. Introduction to Developing Societies

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

This course examines economic development and social and political changes in developing countries. The historical experiences of developng societies will be analyzed within the context of the global system and from the perspective of competing and complementary theoretical perspectives.

SOCI/ANTH 352. Birth, Death, Sex: Exploring Demography

3 credits. Offered once an academic year

Fertility (birth) and mortality (death) and their biological and social determinants in cross-cultural and evolutionary/ historical frameworks. Exploration of the dynamic between the material constraints on and symbolic significance of, reproduction, sexuality and death within a cultural context. Critical examination of population growth as a global “problem.” Basic demographic methods. Prerequisite: Any lower level course in anthropology or sociology or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 354. Social and Cultural Stratification

3 credits. Offered fall

Course covers the systems of stratification in the United States including race, class, gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. Discussion will center on their role in providing rationales for oppression and discrimination in society and their relationship to the distribution of power and ideological control.

SOCI 358. Sociology of Consumption

3 credits. Offered fall or spring

This course encompasses themes that range from indentity construction t the macro processes of cultural globalization. As consumption becomes more integral to society, it is becoming more central to various disciplines. This course situates scholarly work from this nascent interdisciplinary field of consumption studies within the context of contemporary social, cultural and economic issues.

SOCI 360. Social Movements

3 credits

Introduction to the study and analysis of social movements in the United States as agents of social and ideological change. Emphasis is given to movements which have goals of extending and/or protecting rights of individuals and groups in the face of increasing industrialization, urbanization and centralization of power.

SOCI 361. Sociology and Organizations

3 credits

Study of organizations primarily in contemporary society such as corporations, prisons, hospitals, social and government agencies, trade unions, etc., their internal structures and processes, impact on individuals and relation to other social units in society.

SOCI 362. Hip Hop Culture and Critical Social Analysis

3 credits. Offered summer

This course engages in a critical examination of modernity and other social issues of relevance to critical social theory through the prism of the hip-hop cultural system. The course examines the historical roots of this African-American/Puerto-Rican cultural matrix, distinguishing it from global corporate “rap” industry and discusses the sense in which the latter undermines the traditional narratives of the matrix.

SOCI 367. Sociology of Sexuality

3 credits.Offered spring or summer

This course examines sociological theory and research on sexual behaviors, identities, cultures, and social movements, investigating how sexuality is shaped by society and its social institutions. In addition, the course examines how sociological research on sexuality is conducted, how society shapes the sociological study of sexuality, the unique ethical concerns and methodological challenges in researching sexuality, and the place of sociology in shaping public discourse and social policy on relevant social issues.

SOCI/ANTH 368. Contemporary American Culture

3 credits

This course analyzes contemporary American society in relation to popular cultural formations and representations. Cultural expressions found in music, literature, theatre, film, television, cyberspace, and sports will be examined with respect to the values, sentiments, identity constructions, and lived experiences of differentially situated social actors.

SOCI 369. Law and Society

3 credits

The history and functions of law as a form of social control; the social forces in the creation and practice of the law. The nature of law as a catalyst for and the product of social change.

SOCI 375. Medical Sociology

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An introduction to the field of medical sociology that examines the salient issues in the field and related theoretical perspectives. These two focuses are important in understanding the ability of humans to live to capacity. Attention is given to health-care programs in developing countries as well as modern industrial societies.

SOCI 378. Introduction to Africa-Centered Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

3 credits. Offered fall

This course introduces students to an alternative scientific world view based upon classical African philosophy and gives them the opportunity to discuss and consider the implications of this alternative vision of science on the conduct of research and on human affairs. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing required. Sophomores admitted with instructor’s permission.

SOCI 379. Africentric Social Thought

3 credits. Offered spring

This course is a survey of African social philosophy and thought from individuals throughout various historical periods and locations including the collective community of diasporic Africans and those of African descent. Sociological data using traditional African philosophical perspectives on being, knowing, understanding and ethics will be examined. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

SOCI 380. Critical Analysis

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An examination of the historical context and current status of the critical paradigm within sociology, including issues involved in critical understanding of and participation in modern society. Prerequisites: SOCI 200 and SOCI 201.

SOCI 382. Interpretive Analysis

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A systematic introduction to the interpretive paradigm in sociology, including symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, phenomenology, existentialism and action theory. Prerequisites: SOCI 200 and SOCI 201.

SOCI 384. Naturalistic Analysis

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Study of social life through the traditional paradigm of naturalistic science, including exploration of the role of values in science, the logic of scientific procedure and ethical questions surrounding scientific inquiry. Prerequisites: SOCI 200, SOCI 201 and SOCI 331.

SOCI/ANTH 390. Topics in Cultural Studies

3 credits

This course explores contemporary culture through a "cultural studies" lens, an interdisciplinary perspective interested in using empirical knowledge to encourage more just human relations. Specific topics of investigation will vary by semester, but each course will cover cultural studies' intellectual history and its application to cultural expressions found in everyday life, film, music and text.

SOCI 391. Study Abroad

1 to 6 credits. Offered fall and spring

Designed to encourage students to enhance their academic programs through studying abroad. Arrangements must be made with a faculty member who will direct the study with preparatory instructions and final requirements. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Head

SOCI 395. Special Topics in Sociology

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Examination of selected topics which are of current importance in sociology. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

SOCI 480. Senior Seminar in Sociology

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The integration of previous class experience the student has had during the undergraduate years. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisites: SOCI 380, SOCI 382 and SOCI 384.

SOCI 485. Internship in Sociology

1-6 credits

Students participate in internships or as course assistants in anthropology and sociology. Prerequisites: Students seeking credit for internships must secure the approvals of their adviser and department head prior to registration. Students receiving credit as course assistants must have junior/senior standing and can register by faculty invitation only. While a maximum of six credits can be taken under this option, only three credits can be applied toward the major.

SOCI 490. Special Studies in Sociology

1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Designed to give capable students in sociology an opportunity to complete independent study under supervision. Prerequisites: Recommendation of the instructor and permission of the department head.

SOCI 492. Sociology Field Practicum

1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Provides the student with practical experience in employing and refining sociological skills in a public or private agency under faculty supervision.

SOCI 499. Honors

6 credits. Offered fall and spring

Year course.


Spanish

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

SPAN 101-102. Elementary Spanish (4, 1)

4 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring

The fundamentals of Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour’s work a week in the language laboratory.

SPAN 109. Accelerated Review of Elementary Spanish (3, 1)

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Reviews elementary Spanish grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish. One hour of work a week in the language laboratory. For students who have had no more than two or three years of Spanish in high school or qualify through the placement exam. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

SPAN 111-212. Intensive Spanish (6, 1)

6 credits each term. Offered May and summer

This intensive course covers two years of Spanish in one. The first semester is equivalent to elementary Spanish and the second semester to intermediate Spanish. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour of work a week in the language laboratory. (Offered May and Summer term only.)

SPAN 231-232. Intermediate Spanish

3 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 280. Technical Spanish Language

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course is designed to give students knowledge in the Spanish vocabulary needed to communicate with clients and patients in the fields of medical, judiciary and computer sciences. This course is required for those students who are minors in translation. Prerequisite: SPAN 232

SPAN 300. Grammar and communication

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Spanish. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: SPAN 232.

SPAN 305. Introduction to Spanish Literature

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course is designed to prepare students in literary analysis of the novel as well as short stories, poetry and drama. All necessary terminology will be studied. Manadatory for all Spanish majors before taking any other literature class. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A study of Spanish life and culture from ancient times to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 315. Spanish Phonetics

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Intensive drill in Spanish sounds and intonation patterns. Continued emphasis upon conversation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 320. Oral and Written Communication

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Spanish with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Spanish will provide a context for discussion and writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 325. Advanced Oral and Written Practice in Spanish

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Intensive practice of conversation and composition in Spanish with emphasis on grammar and style. Instruction is in Spanish. The course is recommended to students who need practice in grammar. Counts as an elective for Spanish majors and minors. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 330. Business Spanish

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 385. Latin American Drama and Short Stories

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Reading and analysis of representative plays and short stories from Latin America. Student reports on selected authors. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 390. Spanish Poetry of the 20th Century

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The course will cover poets such as Antonio Machado, Luis Cernuda, Pedro Salinas and Frederico Garcia Lorca. A complete study of the chronology, historical situation, social context and cultural impact of the poets and their works. Prerequisite: SPAN 305

SPAN 395. Latin American Poetry of the 20th Century

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course will study poets such as Jose Juan Tablada, Ramon Lopez Velarde, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo. Life, works, chronology, historical situation, social context and influences, tendencies and valuations. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 400. Advanced Conversation

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 405. Spanish Novels of the 19th and 20th Centuries

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The development of the Spanish novel from the “costumbristas” through the realism of Galdos and from the writers of the Generation of 1898 to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 406. Spanish Drama of the 19th and 20th Centuries

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Readings and discussions of representative works of Spanish drama from the Romantic period to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 407. Aspects of Spanish Civilization

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Studies in Spanish art and culture. Studies in the social development that has taken place in Spain after Franco. The course will also cover the influence of Spain in Europe as well as in Latin America. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 307

SPAN 408. Aspects of Latin American Civilization

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

The development of countries like Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Mexico and others from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis on the indigenous and European cultures and their influences on contemporary traditions. Focus on Central America, political developments and revolutions and wars within the last two decades. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 308.

SPAN 415. The Spanish-American Novel

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Reading and analysis of representative works of Spanish-American novelists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 425. Prose of the Golden Age

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A study of the chivalric, sentimental, pastoral and picaresque genres of prose literature and of their development through the Golden Age, culminating in Cervantes. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 426. Drama of the Golden Age

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

A study of the “comedia” of the Golden Age including works of Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina and Ruiz de Alarcon. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 427. Poetry of the Golden Age

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Lecture and analysis of Spanish Poetry beginning with the Renaissance through the end of the 17th Century. The course will cover poets such as Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, and San Juan da la Cruz. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 460. Post War Literature in Spain

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Reading and analysis of representative works of Spanish novelists and their development after the Civil War in Spain. Emphasis on Spanish history and society under the influence of Franco’s Regime. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 485. Cinema and Literature

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Studies of the structure of the cinema and its relation to literature. Comparison between different literary works and their interpretation in cinema. The course will cover topics in Spain and Latin America. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 492. Practical Spanish

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course gives students the opportunity for oral practice of Spanish in the local Hispanic community. Students will develop fluency in the language and will gain knowledge of Hispanic culture and traditions. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or SPAN 320.


Special Education

School of Education

SPED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities

3 credits

The nature, needs and problems of exceptional children and how these relate to educational provisions are studied. The status of the disabled in society will be emphasized. Federal and state laws ensuring the rights of the disabled will be stressed.

SPED 202. Field Experiences in Special Education

3 credits

Provides students with supervised experiences with persons with disabilities. Placements are made in various settings including schools, institutions and recreational programs. Prerequisite: SPEC 200 or permission of the instructor.

SPED 300. Educational Technology for Students with Disabilities

1 credit

An introduction to instructional technology for persons with disabilities. The role of assistive technology in the educational process is investigated. Students are exposed to a variety of instructional programs and equipment. Federal and state guidelines, interdisciplinary team functioning, and program as well as equipment selection are addressed.

SPED 310. Survey of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

2 credits

A detailed study of the characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, assessment and education of individuals with emotional/behavioral disorders. Medical, psychological, behavioral and environmental causes are presented as well as therapeutic interventions, educational resources and instructional strategies. Prerequisite: SPED 200 or permission of the instructor.

SPED 312. Field Experience in Special Education and Diversity

1 credit

Students devote 30 clock hours to activities in school and nonschool settings that emphasize diversity of individuals and families. Corequisite: EDUC 310.

SPED 320. Survey of Learning Disabilities

2 credits

A detailed study of the theories, characteristics, etiology and needs of individuals with learning disabilities including ADHD. Focus will be on causation and terminology as well as historical perspectives and current trends related to practices in identification and treatment of learning disabilities. Prerequisite: SPED 200 or permission of the instructor.

SPED 330. Survey of Mental Retardation

2 credits

A detailed study of the characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and education of individuals with mental retardation. Medical aspects and implications for support needs are addressed as well as educational settings, resources and instructional techniques designed to facilitate integration for individuals with mental retardation. Prerequisite: SPED 200 or permission of the instructor.

SPED 340. Classroom Observations in Special Education

1 credit

This practicum experience will provide an opportunity to observe the learning and behavioral characteristics of students with learning disabilities, mental retardation and emotional disturbance in various educational settings. Corequisites: SPED 310, SPED 320 and SPED 330.

SPED 350. Psychoeducational Assessment of Learning and Behavior Problems

3 credits

A detailed study of psychoeducational assessment procedures and instruments for eligibility, instructional planning and evaluation for students with mental retardation, learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. The course emphasizes skills in administering formal and informal instruments, interpreting results, and formulating individual educational plans based on assessment findings. Prerequisites: SPED 200, SPED 310, SPED 320, and SPED 330 or permission of the instructor.

SPED 401. Problems in Special Education

1-3 credits

Considers current problems and issues in special education as they relate to the professional education of teachers.

SPED 420. Developing and Managing the Special Education Instructional Program

1 credits

This course explores the practical skills and strategies needed to develop and implement programming for K-12 special education students. Skills will be applicable in consultative, self-contained, resource and integrated settings. Corequisites: SPED 350.

SPED 430. Practicum in General Education Methods

2 credits

This practicum experience is designed to enhance understanding of the scope and sequence of the general education curriculum, explore the impact of state curriculum standards and provide an opportunity to observe teaching methods in language arts and mathematics. Corequisites: READ 430, MIED 530 and EDUC 430.

SPED 440. Classroom Management and Professional Collaboration

3 credits

A focus on techniques used to manage the behavior of students. Emphasized are strategies used to prevent inappropriate behavior from occurring and/or worsening. Other interventions are taught such as techniques for working with others (e.g., parents, teachers and administrators) who may provide behavior management assistance to teachers and administrators.

SPED 450. Principles of Specialized Reading Instruction

3 credits

The content of this course will focus on the acquisition and development of reading skills for students with disabilities. Content will include: characteristics of students with reading disabilities; informal assessment strategies; the relationship of oral language to reading; stage-development of reading skills; research-based instructional methods; principles of specialized reading instruction; scientifically-based reading programs for students with disabilities; and collaboration with parents to enhance students’ reading skills. Prerequisite: READ 430.

SPED 470. Directed Practicum in Special Education

2 credits

This practicum course provides a structured supervised experience teaching students with disabilities. Application of skills in planning direct instruction, creating instructional materials, collecting performance data, managing behavior and developing social skills will be emphasized. Corequisites: SPED 420, SPED 500, SPED 510.

SPED 460. Differentiation of Instruction and Academic Collaboration

3 credits

This course assists preservice teachers in using their understanding of exceptional learners and learning to accommodate the diversity of students in the general education classroom. In addition, preservice teachers will explore the roles of teachers and how general and special education teachers collaborate to meet the needs of exceptional students.

SPED 490. Special Studies in Special Education

1-3 credits each semester

Designed to allow the student to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.

SPED 499. Honors

6 credits

See catalog descriptions titled “Graduation with Distinction” and “Graduation with Honors.”


Studies Abroad Course, Regularly Scheduled

Semester in Antwerp

COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management

3 credits

COB 300A is the management component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance

3 credits

COB 300B is the finance component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisite: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations

3 credits

COB 300C is the operations component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing

3 credits

COB 300D is the marketing component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

COB 301. European Integration, Culture and History

3 credits

This course is designed to complement COB 300 A-D when taught as part of the semester in Antwerp, Belgium program. COB 301 will only be offered as part of the semester in Antwerp program. Students will study European Integration in the classroom and visit governmental institutions, historical places and cultural events associated with course content. Prerequisites: COB 241, COB 242, ECON 201 and acceptance to the semester in Antwerp program.

Semester in Florence

*ARTH 313. Italian Renaissance Art

3 credits

Exploration of the invention of perspective and techniques of Renaissance realism including masterpieces by major artists such as Giotto, Donatello & Michaelangelo. Weekly visits to museums and churches. Taught in English.

*ENG 302. Dante’s Commedia, Selections from Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso)

3 credits

Dante’s Commedia, a vision of the other-world, the account of a journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, is one of the world’s greatest poems, an achievement of the poetic imagination. Students will also see how the Commedia inspired the work of later British and American writers, and will see how the forms of literature Dante shaped have endured to modern times. Taught in English; Italian majors & minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

ENG 380F/ITAL 465/SMAD 460F. Italian Cinema 1930-1980

3 credits

Literary and visual analysis of the work of major Italian filmmakers such as Fellini and Visconti and others. Weekly film viewing. Taught in English; Italian majors & minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

*GHUM 250F. The Florentine Enlightenment; Humanism in Florence

3 credits

This course aims at introducing students to the spirit and lesson of the Humanism movement. Lectures, seminars, and readings are meant to help students develop a sense of the historical tradition, and at the same time understand the importance of studia humanitatis. Humanism is a passage from an age of heroes and knights to an age of bourgeois society, from faith and authority to free reason and enterprise, from asceticism and symbolism to the study of nature, from a God-centered world to a human-centered one. Taught in English.

ITAL 101. Elementary Italian

3 credits

Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.

ITAL 102. Elementary Italian

3 credits

Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.

ITAL 231. Intermediate Italian

3 credits

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Italian or equivalent.

ITAL 232. Intermediate Italian

3 credits

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Italian or equivalent.

ITAL 300. Italian Grammar and Communication

3 credits

Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Italian. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intesive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: ITAL 232.

ITAL 320. Italian Oral and Written Communication

3 credits

Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Italian with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Italian will provide a context for discussion and writing. Instruction is in Italin. Prerequisite: ITAL 300.

ITAL 335. Introduction to Italian Literature

3 credits

A survey of Italian literature from its beginning to the present. Textual analysis of sample writings representative of the most important literary movements. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 300.

GMUS 200F. Music in General Culture

3 credits

Study of music from the Classic Western heritage including Gregorian chant, symphonic music, and comic opera. Students attend concerts. Taught in English.

POSC 361F. The Integration of Europe

3 credits

Italy’s place in the development of the European Union and related economic and political issues. Taught in English.

Semester in London

*ARTH 315. Masterpieces of British Architecture

3 credits

The history and theory of British architecture. Visits to the outstanding structures in England from prehistoric to modern times.

*ARTH 316. Masterpieces of British Art

3 credits

Survey of painting and sculpture in Britain from 1530 to 1860, concentrating on 18th and 19th century painting with some consideration given to contemporary works. British art is viewed in the context of European civilization. Weekly visits to London museums.

*ENG 302R. London in Literature

3 credits

The world of London as reflected in selected literary forms and texts from the 16th century to the present day. Weekly outings visit historic sites connected with the assigned readings.

*ENG 458. Shakespeare on the page and Stage in London

3 credits

Students will study the plays of Shakespeare currently in production in London and England with special emphasis on the productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Course can be substituted for either ENG 456 or ENG 457 but may not be taken for credit in addition to both.

*GHUM 200/THEA 449. The London Theatre

3 credits

A survey of drama, classical through contemporary, from the London stage. Weekly plays from the London stage, including an overnight visit to Stratford-On-Avon.

HIST 392L. English Social History from the Industrial Revolution to the Present

3 credits

An introduction to the social history of England from the 18th century to contemporary times. Weekly outings to museums and sites of historic interest.

*GMUS 200L. Music in General Culture

3 credits

Study of music from the classic Western heritage. Other types of music will be considered, including some attention to contemporary and popular forms. Weekly concerts.

POSC 361L. British Legal and Political Institutions

3 credits

An introduction to English government and law. Outings include visits to Parliament, trials and other events of political and legal import.

Semester in Salamanca

*ARTH 314/Spanish 490. Spanish Art

3 credits

A study of the art and architecture of Spain from medieval times through present. Concentration on specific artists, as well as general movements in the history of Spanish art. Since it is taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems

3 credits

An examination of the distinguishing characteristics, institutions, and performances of the economic system of Spain and the United States.

IBUS 298. Special Topics in International Business

3 credits

Study of European Economic Community with focus on economic integration, historical aspects of the community in Europe, the United Market, the community budget, common commercial politics, common agrarian politics, common transportation politics, regional development politics, other fields of community action and economic and monetary union. Taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. Prerequsite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

POSC 361S. Comparative Politics: Spain/United States

3 credits

A comparative study of political systems in Spain and the United States. Emphasis on historical and contemporary issues.

SPAN 300. Spanish Grammar and Communication

3 credits

Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written conversation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 305. Introduction to Spanish Literature

3 credits

This course is designed to prepare students in literary analysis of the novel as well as short stories, poetry and drama. All necessary terminology will be studied. Manadatory for all Spanish majors before taking any other literature class. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 307. History of Spanish Civilization

3 credits

Study of Spanish life and culture and the outstanding contributions of Spain to world civilization. Review of historical and contemporary figures. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization

3 credits

Study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 315. Phonetics

3 credits

Intensive drills in Spanish sounds and intonation patterns. Continued emphasis on conversation. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 320. Spanish Oral and Written Communication

3 credits

Intensive training in the use of modern, everday Spanish with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Spanish will provide a context for discussion and writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 330. Business Spanish

3 credits

Study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

*SPAN 385. Latin America Drama and Short Stories

3 credits

Readings and analysis of representative plays and shorts stories from Latin America. Student reports on selected authors. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 400. Advanced Conversation

3 credits

Discussions deal with topics of current interests. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 485. Cinema and Literature

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Comparative studies between cinema and literature. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 490. Special Studies in Spain

3 credits

Only studens who will have successfully completed both SPAN 320 and SPAN 400 prior to studying in Salamanca may enroll in this course.

*SPAN 490. Special Studies - Spanish Cinema and Literature

3 credits

Comparative studies between cinema and literature.